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Raspberry Pi Camera

Raspberry Pi Cameras are indispensable tools for makers and hobbyists involved in electronics and technology. These cameras offer a range of possibilities, from taking photos and videos to building smart security cameras, robots and creating impressive time-lapse videos.

By understanding the different applications of the Pi Cameras and learning how to use them, creators can take their projects to the next level and unleash their creativity.

These are the best-selling Raspberry Pi Cameras

Sharper and detailed with 12 megapixel Pi camera

The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera offers sharper and more detailed images with its higher resolution of 12 megapixels. Thanks to the higher sensitivity, the camera offers better performance in low light, making the camera useful in various conditions.

In addition, the camera is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, which is easy to use and applicable to various projects. Thanks to the ability to adapt the lens to the specific needs of the project, the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera offers a lot of flexibility.

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera has higher resolution and sensitivity than the existing Camera Module v2, and is designed to work with interchangeable lenses for more flexibility in use.

Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 offers high resolution and vivid images with HDR, fast and accurate autofocus and easy integration into projects thanks to its CSI-2 serial data output.

If you need wider viewing angles, choose the Module 3 Wide. This Raspberry camera is available in a wide-angle variant for wider viewing angles

Rugged and adjustable mount for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module

The Adjustable Raspberry Pi Camera Mount & Protector is a robust and adjustable mount for the Raspberry Pi Camera Module, with 'sandwich' plates that protect the camera lens from damage.

With the easily adjustable mount and 1/4-inch hole for tripod mounting, stable placement of the camera is easy to achieve. The stable 4-leg base ensures reliable placement of the camera.

This is how to connect your Pi Camera to your Raspberry Pi

Connecting your camera to your Raspberry Pi is very easy with these 11 steps:

  1. Make sure your Raspberry Pi board is turned off and not connected to a power source.
  2. Locate the camera connection on the Raspberry Pi board. Depending on the type of board, this connection may differ.
  3. Remove the plastic covering on the camera connector and make sure the metal pins are visible.
  4. Connect the camera connector to the connection on the Raspberry Pi board.
  5. Turn on the Raspberry Pi and open the terminal window.
  6. Run the command "sudo raspi-config" to open the configuration settings.
  7. Select "Interface Options" and then "Camera" to enable the camera interface.
  8. Select "Finish" to exit the configuration settings and restart the system.
  9. Test the camera by opening the terminal and running the command "raspistill -o test.jpg". This will take a photo and save it as "test.jpg" in the current folder.
  10. If the camera is properly connected and configured, you should be able to open and view the photo.

Note: Certain projects may require you to install additional software or adjust camera configuration settings. In that case, it is advisable to consult the documentation and manuals of the project or application in question. This way you can be sure that you follow the right steps and make optimal use of your Raspberry Pi camera.

Improve the image quality of your Pi Camera

With these three useful tips you can improve the image quality of your Pi Camera yourself.

Tip 1: Ensure good lighting

Good lighting is crucial to create sharp and clear images. Make sure there is sufficient light in the room and avoid bright light sources that can blind the camera. Also consider using additional lighting, such as LED strips, to improve exposure.

Tip 2: Adjust the camera settings

The Raspberry Pi camera has several settings that you can adjust to improve image quality. Experiment with exposure, contrast, sharpness and white balance to find the best settings for your project.

Tip 3: Increase the resolution

The Raspberry Pi camera supports various resolutions, including 1080p and 720p. By increasing the resolution, you can create sharper and more detailed images. So consider increasing the resolution for better image quality.

Buy your Raspberry Pi Camera at Elektor

With us you are assured of Raspberry Pi's that come directly from the manufacturer/developer and are not obtained through intermediaries. In addition, new products are immediately available from stock on the day of publication. By eliminating the middleman, we can offer you the Raspberry Pi and other official accessories at the most attractive prices.

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